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Superfund Site Report: FORT WAYNE REDUCTION DUMP
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): The Fort Wayne Reduction Dump lies on a 35-acre site in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. National Recycling Corp. began operations at the site in 1967. Until 1976, it was used as a landfill with minimal recovery of wastes. Among the wastes accepted for disposal were volatile industrial liquids, 2,4-dimethylphenol, METHYLENE CHLORIDE, ARSENIC, and sludges (sewage, paints, varnishes, etc.). The site is now owned by Waste Management, Inc. Ground water immediately adjacent to the site is contaminated with ARSENIC, BENZENE, CHLOROETHANE, ETHYLBENZENE, and METHYLENE CHLORIDE, according to tests conducted by EPA. The River Haven housing development (estimated population 400) is within 3 miles of the site. Maumee River runs immediately to the north. An estimated 1,100 people living south of the river use wells within 3 miles of the site as a source of drinking water.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Landfill
    • Recycling (Other than primary operation)
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
    • Waste pile
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    The site soils were contaminated with a large variety of contaminants including VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS), HEAVY METALS, POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS), and POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS (PAHS). Groundwater is also contaminated with VOCS and HEAVY METALS.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ARSENICX    
    BENZENEX    
    CHLOROETHANEX    
    DICHLOROMETHANEX    
    ETHYLBENZENEX    


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No
    Aquifer discharges into: Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 0
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for FORT WAYNE REDUCTION DUMP:

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
    0%         50%         100%

    Overall site:
    Ground water migration:


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    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: FORT WAYNE REDUCTION DUMP
    EPA ID: IND980679542
    Address: 5225 OLD MAUMEE RD
    FORT WAYNE, IN 46825
    Other Names: FORT WAYNE REDUCTION DUMP
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: Landfill
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: June 10, 1986
     
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 3
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0
    Percent of waste at the site that is municipal solid waste: 26 - 50%

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